Not naming prayer is a dishonest by omission. “Why do I do this?” I ask myself. Here’s today’s answer: so I won’t be misunderstood; so I won’t get into a discussion; so I won’t turn people off. My reasons are valid, but lately it seems that I want to be a little more honest about my journey.
Tomorrow I’m having lunch with a friend who undoubtedly will ask some form of the question, “What do you do all day at the cottage?” I’m going to include praying to my list of activities and see what response I get. If I’m asked for further explanation, I’ll reply with something like this: “It seems to me that we all are searching for deep meaning in our lives, and prayer is one of the ways I go about it.”
I realize that my answer is weak, but it’s a start. I’ll let you know how it goes.